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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Linville Gorge Wilderness, coverning more than 12,000 acres, is laced with trails that wind through thickets of mountain laurel and descend to the depths of Linville Gorge - one of eastern America's most rugged and scenic gorges. It is frequently referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the East."

Linville Falls, NC Wilderness Areas


Sam J. Ervin, Jr., Library and Museum

An exact replica of the late senator's home library, it contains hundreds of books and treasures, many from his days as chairman of the Senate Watergate Hearings in the '70s. Located on the campus of Western Piedmont Community College. Open Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm.

Morganton, NC Businesses

Table Rock

Located off NC 181 near Linville Falls in the Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District. There are 3 popular climbing faces for adventures; however climbing around waterfalls is forbidden.

Morganton, NC Other Attractions


Old Burke County Courthouse

(c. 1837) The Courthouse is the focal point of Historic Morganton's National Register District and houses the Historic Burke Foundations; Heritage Museum, and the Vistor Information Center.

Morganton, NC Historic Courthouses

Waldensian Heritage Wines

Small authentic Waldensian winery uses methods of the Waldensian immigrants from Italy who settled Valdese in 1893. Tours, tastings and sales available. No charge for tours and tastings.Open year round; Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 1-6; other days by appointment only.Wine list:

Valdese, NC Other Attractions

Poco Rhythm Ranch & Retreat

Cabins and Horse back riding. Cabins are private and secluded for those looking for a hidaway.

Morganton, NC Retreats

Waldensian Museum

Historic Museum that is a central repository for the many distinctively Waldensian artifacts relating to the founding and origin of the Town of Valdese.Open Sunday 3 - 5 P.M. April - October.

Valdese, NC Museums

Quaker Meadows Golf Club -Eighteen Hole

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Morganton, NC Golf Courses

Parkview Lodge

Great location adjacent to Blue Ridge Parkway. Near by attractions - Linville Falls, Linville Gorge, Linville Caverns, Grandfather Mountain, Snow Skiing, Gemstone Mining, Roan Mountain.

Linville Falls, NC Parks


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